Lucy Wood - Lead Coach

Lucy was part of the Great Britain Women's Hockey Squad from 2014-2017.  She won a Silver medal with Team England at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 and in 2015 made her Great Britain debut in Spain.  She currently plays her club hockey with Buckingham Hockey Club in the Investec Women's Premier League.

Lucy is a qualified Personal Trainer and hockey coach with experience of working with players of all ages, both in club and school environments.  She has also been lucky enough to have played and coached in both Australia and the USA.  Lucy is extremely passionate about working with players on their skills, mindset and tactical knowledge whilst always making sure enjoyment is at the heart of every session.

Lucy Holder - Assistant Coach


"Hockey has always been a big part of my life from the day I picked up a hockey stick at 6yrs old to now being a player in the top league in the country.  My career begun at school alongside playing for my local hockey clubs including Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge City.

At 16yrs old I made the U16 England Squad and then continued through the National Age group squads at U18 and U21 level.  I've been fortunate enough to play at some of the biggest clubs including Surbiton and East Grinstead.

Alongside my playing career I have always enjoyed coaching and helping develops the games of upcoming athletes.  Whether that is teaching them new skills, the importance of team cohesion and most importantly creating a fun engaging environment within which they can learn.  My passion alongside coaching is Sport Psychology, where I love to learn and adopt new styles and innovative approaches of coaching.  I am always looking for the next challenge!"

Hannah Billingham - GK Coach

Hannah is currently working as a Secondary school sports teacher after graduating with a PGCE from The University of Chichester.  She is an experienced goalkeeper having represented Horsham Hockey Club for a number of years and also played at junior National Indoor and Outdoor Cup Finals.   She is a well-respected and talented coach and has been with the Academy since it was established in 2016.